Health Topics

Joint Replacement

You’ve tried all the other, less dramatic treatments but they haven’t worked. Your joints are still painful, and your mobility is still limited. Replacement arthroplasty, most commonly known as joint replacement surgery, may be the best remaining option. We have a New York surgeon called Stephen S. Hudack to thank for joint replacement therapy. He …

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Insulin Resistance

If you know anything about diabetes, you know about the importance of insulin. It’s the hormone that regulates your glucose and blood sugar levels. Often closely linked to diabetes is another, lesser-known condition called insulin resistance. Considering the impact it can have on your health, it’s important to know not just what it is but …

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Hot And Cold

Two of the most common recovery techniques seem like opposites. One involves applying heat to your aching muscles, the other involves cold. Yet these two common forms of treatment often come together. Which one is more effective depends on the type of pain. Heat therapy could more accurately be called warm therapy. High temperatures can …

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Muscle Soreness

It’s all very well singing the benefits of exercise to try to build your muscle, but it’s harder to be enthusiastic when your muscles start aching. Muscle soreness is inevitable, but how does it affect your overall performance, and how can you alleviate its impact? Muscle soreness can be divided into two different types. Acute …

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Smoking

We all know that smoking is bad. That has been one of the most pervasive health messages of recent years, and it seems to be sinking in. The number of people who smoke has gone down dramatically, but it’s still one of the main preventable causes of death across the globe. Therefore, it can’t hurt …

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The Menstrual Cycle

If you menstruate, you know just how aggravating this particular set of bodily functions can be. Every month you go through the same cycle of shifting hormones that lead to fatigue, mood swings and all sorts of physical changes on top of the ever-uncomfortable bleeding. For people measuring their hormones and trying to improve their …

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Measuring

When you start your program to try to lose some body fat, how do you know it’s working? You can’t just look at your weight because weight measures muscle and fluid as well as fat. If you’re trying to be healthy, you don’t want smaller muscles and dehydration. That means you need a way to …

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Whole Grain

When it comes to dietary recommendations, few are as regularly repeated and widely agreed upon as the superiority of whole grains over their refined, processed alternatives. But what exactly is a whole grain? Why are whole grains so significant? And perhaps most importantly, how do you make sure you have plenty of whole grains in …

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The Mouth

If you’re anything like me, the first thing you think of when people mention the digestive system is the stomach. After all, that’s where the bulk of the actual digesting goes on, right? Well, yes – there’s a lot happening in there, but it’s actually only the third stage of the digestive system. The second …

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